Consonance: The repetition of consonants in words stressed in the same place (but whose vowels differ). Also, a kind of inverted alliteration, in which final consonants, rather than initial or medial ones, repeat in nearby words. Consonance is more properly a term associated with modern poetics than with historical rhetorical terminology.

Pack, trek, seek–week after week, always searching for the time of your life as your life runs out of time. If you want to find the time of your life, stop, look, and listen: you may see somebody to love and hear the echoes of a lost incarnation–of a nearly sacred voice, warm and shy and from a time together.  Standing there, you will struggle to remember each other.

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Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (


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